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Bono and U2. image by Ros O'Gorman

Bono and U2. image by Ros O'Gorman

U2 Are The Top Touring Act Of 2011 By Far

by Andrew Tijs on December 22, 2011

in News,Noise Pro

Billboard has revealed the top-grossing touring acts of the year, and U2 come out on top by a long way.

Bono and U2. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bono and U2. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Billboard Boxscore notes that the U2 360° tour trumped everyone in 2011, grossing $293 million from 44 shows with a total attendance of a little less than three million fans.

Next best was Bon Jovi, with $193 million from 68 shows and 1.8 million fans. Brit boy band Take That were third with $185 million from 29 shows, also playing to 1.8 million attendees.

Roger Waters was fourth with $150 million, Taylor Swift at fifth with $97 million, Kenny Chesney at sixth with $84 million, Usher at seventh with $74 million, Lady Gaga at eighth with $71 million, Andre Rieu with $67 million and Sade with $53 million at ten.

Then Michael Buble, the Eagles, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Glee Live, NKOTBSB, Journey, Britney Spears, and Iron Maiden at number twenty.

Rounding out the top 25 are Kylie, Neil Diamond, Enrique Iglesias, and country stars Jason Aldean and Toby Keith.

All figures are by total gross earnings. Check out the full figures at Billboard.


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